A comprehensive introduction to the economic, social and political forces which have shaped contemporary patterns of industrialization in the USA and other countries. The changing nature of production and systems are also examined in detail
Brings together seminal papers in the area of crisis management and organizational theory. This book looks at the approaches and limitations of crisis management processes and their cultural and psychological dynamics. It provides definitions and explications of the areas within crisis management, and is a useful introduction for students.
The first true revision of the classic book from the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever.
CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr.'s memoir about the extraordinary turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age - the great American business story of our time.
Delivers useful information, including comprehensive, big-picture analysis of the global economic downturn, and practical guidance for how to take advantage during recovery phases. This title uses case studies of businesses that have mastered past economic downturns and emerged as leaders in their respective markets and sectors.
Available for the first time in one complete toolkit--the five most important topics for new managers from the popular Mighty Manager series. This book is the ultimate resource for new managers and the newly promoted alike.
This text draws together a wide range of conceptual models & frameworks to provide a coherent insight into modern-day e-business from a management perspective. Packed with contemporary international examples and case studies including Ebay, Skype and Googlewhacking, it is supported by an extensive online package with Author Blog.
Serving as an introduction to the UK's voluntary sector, this text uses a comparative perspective to place the sector in perspective. It considers its scope, scale and structure, as well as the impact of voluntary sector activities on society.
Central to management is the management of change. The edition considers the leadership, interpersonal and management skills needed to manage change effectively within nursing. This is particularly important given the current pace of change within the health service.
How do businesses go beyond prescriptive policies and make the shift from the 'low road' of cost to the 'high road' of innovation and value? This ground-breaking book gives a clear analysis of the context and the challenges, and offers managers and consultants a range of ideas that could take their companies well beyond 'business as usual'.
This is a comprehensive account of the techniques and the day-to-day tasks of the researcher. Easy to read and understand, McGivern's book covers not only research methods and techniques, such as sampling and questionnaire design, but also the practical tasks of running a research project.
In Mind Maps for Business, Tony Buzan, the world's leading author on Mind Mapping, together with Chris Griffiths, co-founder and CEO of Buzan Online Ltd, will show you how to apply Mind Maps to any business challenge or goal - from project management and selling, right through to leadership strategies.
Charles Handy has identified four management styles to be found in organisations, and using the allegory of Greek gods he explains the different values of each style, and how these create the culture of an organisation.
An enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. The characters face unexpected change in their search for the cheese. This book will help you to learn how to anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change and be ready to change quickly whenever you need to.
Technology companies are making millions from content created and funded by others, reducing the value of culture in the process. How did the media industry lose control over its destiny? What are the consequences? And are we headed for cultural meltdown if the media can't stop the free ride? This title deals with these questions.
Suitable for busy executives, managers, and entrepreneurs, this practical guide provides you with 100 essential tools, organized for ease-of-use, including: Time management; Brainstorming; Presentations; Process management (Six Sigma and balanced scorecard); and, Communication/teambuilding.
A seminal work onhuman behavior in the workplace-now completely updated "At last! We have all been quoting Maslow for years and to now have such an excellent compilation of his seminal thoughts on management and organization comes like a timely gift from heaven. The values and principles he taught decades ago are even more relevant today.
Tackles themes both within the classroom - teaching across different contexts and cultures - and outside the classroom - leading and developing business schools, designing and running programmes, developing faculty members. This book offers direction, ideas and techniques for transforming business education.
Explains everything from high-frequency trading to the World Bank. This book includes everything you need to demystify the world of high finance. It's a reference book you'll find yourself reading in one sitting.
Explores such issues as why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources; why changing behavior is so difficult - and how to make it less so; why focusing on problems doesn't seem to create the desired change; and how concentration and focus change the brain, and how to maintain energy and productivity at work.
Offers practical guidance on managing the day-to-day life of colleges and universities throughout the academic year. This book takes a proactive approach and provides a range of examples and solutions for resolving dilemmas that arise in a rapidly changing environment.
There is no doubt about it, innovation is the major driving force in organisations today. With the rise of truly global markets and the intensifying competition for customers, employees and other critical resources, the ability to continuously develop successful innovative products, services, processes and strategies is essential.
Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action.
A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership
In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are shaken, leaders need to move beyond pessimistic predictions, trendy fads, and simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what's real and what's proven.
Reveals the top strategies used by successful women Through interviews with over 100 women in leadership positions, the authors offer an action plan for negotiating the leadership challenges women face in their careers. The authors also provide a list of "to-dos" and practical advice to help women master challenges.
In a recent series of ground-breaking psychological experiments, volunteers were shown a 30-second film of some people playing basketball and told to count the number of passes made with the ball. After just a few seconds, a man dressed as a gorilla slowly walked into frame, beat his chest at the camera, and sauntered off.
Stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. This title shows how to apply the methods described to the individual, to others and to the organization.
Explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers - good, positive motivation can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team.
A good business plan should impress potential financial backers by clarifying aims, providing a blueprint for the future of your company and a benchmark against which to measure growth. This title explains the whole process in accessible language and includes guidance on producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans.
Presents an introduction to all the main elements of modern logistics and distribution. Suitable for distribution, logistics and supply-chain professionals as well as students, this book covers key topics such as planning for logistics, procurement and inventory decisions, warehousing, freight and operational management.
Contains chapters on 'The Nature and Role of Competitive Advantage' and 'The Strategic Management of the Expanded Marketing Mix'. This book covers the changing role of marketing, approaches to analysing marketing capability, E-marketing, branding, customer relationship management, relationship management myopia, and the decline of loyalty.
This book focuses on the unique needs of the entrepreneur who wants to extend his/her business online. It presents, in simple terms familiar business language, and reasonable and implementable strategies--the basics of integrating some of the web capabilities in to the small business owner's current business.
Product strategy and management are at the very heart of marketing and should lie at the core of a firm's overall strategy. Knowledge andunderstanding of the nature and practice of product strategy and management are necessary elements in the development and formation of the professional manager.
The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text offers abundant instructor resources to simplify the planning and delivery of a successful course with emphasis on: electronic messages and digital media, professionalism, communication technology, and employment communication.
Interwoven with the fictional story of a woman who becomes CEO of a struggling, high-profile company with a dysfunctional executive team is an analysis of the five corruptions, diagnostic questions to help readers assess their organizations, and a teamwork model of the action steps to overcome the corruptions.
Make your LinkedIn account work for you and your business LinkedIn is not just another social media tool. It's the world's largest professional online network, with over 120 million users in over two hundred countries.
The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation updated for today's businesses To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge.
In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. This book shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision.